What We Need :
500 g Medium Size Prawn (shelled & de-vein, I keep the tail for easier eating)
200 g Petai
2 Onion (cut into big chunks)
240 g Shallot (skinned)
180 g Red Chili
5 g (about 10) Dried Chili (soaked in water to softened it and seeded, add more if you like it spicy)
15 g Fresh Tumeric
2 tbsp Belacan Powder
2 tbsp Dried Shirmp (soaked in water to softened and wash)
3 - 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
20 g Tamarind Paste (mix with one cup of warm water)
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste (optional)
Blend the red chili, dried chili, shallots, tumeric, belacan powder and dried shrimp together.
Heat up wok with the cooking oil, when the wok are warm add in onions and blended mixture. Stir-fried in medium high heat for 7 - 8 minutes until the onion turn soft and the "sambal" is fragrant, it will be a bit dry at this time.
Stir in the prawns and the tamarind juice (if you want more sauce, add in a little bit more water) continue to cook until the prawn are almost done (about 3 -4 minutes depend on the prawn size)
Lastly add in petai and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Season with salt and sugar to taste. Serve warm with rice.
When we are eating petai, get some egg plant as well, it will help to reduce or remove the strong smell of our urine. If you found it hard to find this petai at the place you stay, you can just omit it and cook the Sambal Prawn alone with the recipe above, it's delicious !!